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Community Events and Notices

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Providing information, advice and support to unpaid carers within the Bridgend County Borough:

Bridgend Carers Centre – 87 Park Street, Bridgend.  CF31 4AZ

Designated Carers Support Worker: Bev Jones

T: 01656 658479

E: enquiries@bridgendcarers.co.uk

Website: https://carers.org/help-and-info/carer-services-near-you/7-bridgend-carers-centre

Connecting Carers – Child with Additional Needs

Connecting Carers – Family Member/Friend/Neighbour

Connecting Carers – Dementia/Chronic Illness

Warning – Fake phone calls to residents pretending to be from the Police!

We have been notified by Dyfed Powys Police that criminals pretending to be Police officers are calling residents and trying to carry out what is known as ‘Courier Fraud’… this could be happening in the rest of Wales too
They phone you to tell you about fraudulent activity on your bank card, but then start asking you for personal information or even your PIN to verify who you are.
They may try to offer you peace of mind by having someone pick up your bank card from you to save you the trouble of having to go to your bank or local police station (Courier).

  • These callers are criminals who will try gain your trust by making you think they are police officers.
  • Do not engage in conversation with them.
  • Do not allow them to arrange collection of bank cards.
  • Put the phone down.
  • Block the number they called from.
  • Tell your friends and neighbours about this scam
  • Report it to your local police force by contacting them via their online webpage or 101

Fly-Tipping – It’s Your Duty to Care

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Immigration and EU Settlement Advice

It is an absolute necessity for everyone who has moved to the UK from another country to be an European National. Please see following links.

The Bridgend County Borough Council web page on Brexit is very informative.

Employability Bridgend

Employability Bridgend is a council run project funded by ESF and WG, it supports people into paid or voluntary work. It is an umbrella project for smaller projects such as, Communities for Work, Communities for Work plus, Bridges into Work, NET and WSfA. It provides job searching, CV writing, training, mock interviews, etc., and each client is provided with an individual plan to meet their needs; enabling them to reach their potential. There is also funding to provide childcare, PPE, etc., and the staff can work with people who are currently in work, either facing redundancy, furlough, or, simply wanting to better themselves within their role or, secure alternative employment.

During these difficult times, there are a number of people losing their employment and looking for alternative work. Employability Bridgend is still working hard to present opportunities for clients, and are actively working from home to achieve this. There has been direct contact from several employers, discussing their opportunities and the positions that need filling urgently. The staff can also contact clients to advise them of vacancies, they can discuss opportunities with them, update their CVs, and remotely job search for them. There is also online training available in some instances.

While everyone is limited during this period, support and information can still be provided, and work is ongoing to ensure everyone who needs employment at this time, is being supported to achieve this.

Please see newsletter below, it explains in a little more detail what can be done, also, an EOI referral form, to be completed with as much information as possible and emailed to: employability@bridgend.gov.uk

Employability Newsletter

Expression of interest form